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Order No. 566 on the approval of projects for district heating systems.

Type of law

This Order sets guidelines and regulations for municipal planning of heat supply, approval of projects for district heating systems and inherent energy-generating activities in adherence to articles 3, 4 and 9 of the Heat Supply Act. The local council may approve projects that alter an area's supply method from individual natural gas supply to district heating, provided that the heat distribution company grants financial compensation to the natural gas supplier. Local authorities may only approve projects for production with heat capacity of 1 MW, provided that this production is the economically most advantageous solution. Coal or products used as food (including fish, rapeseed oil, surplus butter, cereal and the like) may not be approved for use as fuels for district heating systems. Only fuels such as natural gas, biomass, biogas, landfill or other gasified biomass and waste may be used and are approved for heat/energy generation. The Order's regulations shall adhere to EU directives.
This Order consists of 8 Chapters and 3 Appendices: Scope and definitions (1); The municipal heat planning (2); Prerequisites for local council approval of projects for district heating systems (3); Local council approval of projects (4); Exemptions (5); Appeals (6); Penalties (7); Entry into force (8).
Appendix 1 - Approval of reportable projects for district heating systems (art. 3, section 1, point 1).
Appendix 2 - Compensation for projects changing the method of supply (art. 8).
Appendix 3 - Companies under provisions of art. 10, section 2 and art. 17, sect. 5, point 1.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
5 June 2014.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om godkendelse af projekter for kollektive varmeforsyningsanl g.